A marinade is a liquid mixture that you can soak food in before it's cooked to make it way more delicious.
Watch out for sugar.
Get even coverage.
Dont poke holes in the meat.
A longer marinade isn't always better — but it usually is.
Some proteins need a marinade's added flavor more than others.
Wipe it off.
Marinades can be sauces, too.
Now you are a master so you don't really need to follow a recipe — but just in case, here are some good ones.
Underneath each photo you'll see the marinade ingredients and time so you can see the patterns.